The M.J.Q.’s formative role in the “cool jazz” movement of the early s is just one To help you hear — really hear — Giddins and DeVeaux. JAZZ Scott Deveaux and Gary Giddins _e19_p indd 11/24/08 PM JAZZ i 11/24/ The story of jazz as it has never been told before, from the inside out: a comprehensive, eloquent, scrupulously researched page-turner. In this vivid history of.

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You can’t help but get caught up in the drama. Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux tell what is truly a fascinating story of artistry and beauty and tragedy and, well, love, in their highly accessible new history of this most misunderstood of American art forms.

From ragtime and blues to the international craze for swing, from the heated protests of the avantgarde to the radical diversity of today’s artists, Jazz describes the travails and triumphs of musical innovators struggling for work, respect, and cultural acceptance set against the backdrop of American history, commerce, and politics.

This looks cool and all, and Joanne even has the accompanying boxed set of CDs. Hey guess what Ken Burns? But hey if Wynton said nothing happened after 68 and the avant garde was meaningless and “not jazz” then giddkns you gonna argue with Wynton? Good views on musical theory and aspects. Apr 23, Mark rated it it was amazing.

They explain what jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture. This book is destined to become an important resource, one that confronts crucially important musical and social issues in depth—and with passion. All the most influential artists were covered and an outline of jazz history constructed. Lists with This Book.


Related articles in Google Scholar. Having read two history of jazz books from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the av Hey guess what Ken Burns? Giddins picks five songs giddims his list of entry-way jazz recordings.

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Jun 02, Walton rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There are even some laudatory comments about landmark rock albums. Loads of incite and information. Best of all, the authors avoid the usual snide remarks about “simple” music i. When Jason Moran did Modernisticyou realized that, in addition to all his incredible technique, he has both imagination and a rare intelligence that allows him to look in a lot of different directions.

Takes jazz knowledge and appreciation to the next level.

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According to the introduction there are 7 A most excellent text on the subject. Contents Jazz Form and Improvisation.

The book includes analyses – down to the second – of several dozen tracks, most of which are easy to find and listen to on Spotify.

Mine did not because I bought it used but I want to seek these cd’s out. He has taught jazz history at the University of Virginia for more than 25 years.

Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Women at the Wheel: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It’s a great place to begin your investigation of Jason Moran.

The listening notes are particularly good.

Great look at the progression of jazz from New Orleans to Bebop to Fusion and beyond. With Jazz, the musicologist Scott DeVeaux and the jazz critic Gary Giddins seek to present an innovative jazz history survey, one more attuned to social contexts and better at initiating listeners than existing works. When it jaza over, I was literally in tears.

With a little effort, the reader comes to understand what jazz is trying to do, how its genuises advanced the form and why it all matters. Account Options Sign in.

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Jazz is available from Amazon. The book includes dozens of carefully written, yet non-condescending, measure-by-meaure explanations of dozens of songs and peformances key to the story. I was 15, and heard that and thought, ‘Oh, God, this is sad. So enjoy a little sunshine. The parsing of the selected recordings is brilliantly done, and this feature alone makes the book a must, for beginners and seasoned fans. Chris rated it it was amazing Jan 01, What’s fascinating is that Stan gets roused by this, and he comes back — God knows where he gets the energy — and he plays harder than ever.

With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music. A compact disc with these examples is available from the publisher. From inside the book.

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In this vivid history of jazz, a respected critic and a leading scholar capture the excitement of America’s unique music with intellectual bite, unprecedented insight, I have no musical training and wouldn’t know a harmonic change if it bit me in the butt, so I need something to “show” me what they’re talking about.

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Basin Street Blues Audio for this story is unavailable. Fantastic introduction to jazz and its many paths and variants throughout the 20th century.

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